Slawek Wojtowicz grew up in Gdansk, Poland, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1990. Now a doctor of internal medicine specializing in cancer treatments, Slawek has had a fascination with science fiction since he was a kid. He was active in the Gdansk Science Fiction Club and used to create illustrations for the club's newsletter.
Slawek published a collection of his incredible work called Daydreaming: The Art of Slawek Wojtowicz. Fellow artist Donato Giancola says that "stepping into the worlds of Wojtowicz is an ecstatic pleasure as he melds the plausible with the fantastic."
Slawek credits a childhood accident for helping him to create such stunning visuals as an adult.
"I nearly lost my eyesight in an accident when I was 15 years old, so my art work is a celebration of the wonderful gift of sight," he explains. "I celebrate sight with my art, but my art or 'my daydreaming' also keeps me feeling alive and hopeful. I hope my book and its images will transport people into a dreamlike realm but at the same time deepen their perception of the universe and render a bright picture of what we will become."
Besides creating extraordinary art, Slawek maintains the Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Surreal Art on the Internet. His sci fi art gallery on the web has won multiple honors including USA Today's Hot Site award in 1998. He's also illustrated numerous books and covers for books, CDs and magazines. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Abandoned Space Station
This is an abandoned space station Kappa Delta - following a deadly outbrake of Titan fever it has been permanently sealed and and quarantined to prevent further spread of this malicious scourge.
Flying in space is not as easy as flying in the air. But anyone can learn this skill with some patience.
This is an illustration commissioned for the "Story of Haji" by Daniel Stiles.
To see more of Slawek's fantastic art, hop on the flying saucer for a ride to his website
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